Ralph L. Knear
Ralph L. Knear, 86, Elizabeth, Ind., passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
He was born in Elizabeth, the son of Alfred and Irene Hess Knear.
He was retired from Ford Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky., and a member of Old Capitol United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Edward, Chet, Fred and Paul Knear.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Katherine Kingsley Knear of Elizabeth; sons, Michael Knear (Jon) of Nashville, Tenn., Brent Knear of Elizabeth and Bradley Knear (Heather) of Laconia, Ind.; daughter, Kathy Simpson (Dean) of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Chad, Amber and Cody Simpson and Andrew, Alexis and Austin Knear; and great-grandchildren, Suzanne, Craig, Cole, Cayson Simpson, Addison and Hagan Stepro and Madison, Landon and Kinsley Knear.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, Ind. Pastor Andy Hansen will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth.
Visitation will be from 12 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, and from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m., also at Gehlbach & Royse in Corydon.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to Old Capitol United Methodist Church.